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“This is a problem”: U.S. Ambassador to NATO alarmed by Turkey purchase Russian s-400

The purchase by Turkey of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, a Deposit which, according to Erdogan, “has already made” alarmed the Alliance. This was stated by the permanent representative of the United States to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison.


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Announced a day earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision on the purchase by Ankara of the Russian s-400 has aroused concern in NATO. Made in Russia anti-aircraft missile systems are not compatible with the Alliance air defense systems. This was on organized by the newspaper The Washington Post conference on Thursday, said the permanent representative of the United States to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison. According to her, the incompatibility of complexes is a serious problem.

“It caused a lot of concern to NATO because they are not compatible with the air defense system that uses the Alliance. This is a problem,” said Hutchison.

Turkey is a “key partner” of NATO and USA, added the Ambassador that, in her opinion, aggravates the situation.

According to Hutchison, the U.S. government “does not want a rapprochement of Turkey with Russia,” as it was “not in the interests of Washington and not in Ankara’s interests”.

Conclusion of a deal between Ankara and Moscow, the Turkish leader said on 12 September, noting that the Deposit is made. Recep Tayyip Erdogan also stressed that the country is taking measures to ensure security on their own.

Informed the United States also expressed concern about the decision of Saudi Arabia on the purchase of s-400 system. This was stated by Pentagon spokesman Colonel Michael Baldanza.

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